This is just too legit! Wow!
November 28, 2017
October 21, 2017
I saw one of these at the Rolly Crump Exhibit at the Oceanside Museum of Art just outside San Diego a few weeks ago. I guess it was a Disneyland fanzine from the 90s. The early covers look great! The latter covers involved more colors and sort of lost their magic.
August 19, 2017
July 7, 2017
July 3, 2017
I just stumbled upon this cartoon short from 1935, Sunshine Makers. It's interesting; they make liquid sunshine out of sun light converted to electricity and then liquefied. Then they put it in milk bottles. The shadows of the characters just as the sunshine is going into the bottles is pretty amazing.
Then we see the other people - night people who are only happy when they're sad. A war breaks out. It reminded me of Walt Disney's Silly Symphony Music Land. They both kind of have the same premise, which is also strange because they were released the very same year!
But where Music Land ends in a beautiful merging of two kingdoms and two ideas, Sunshine Makers ends with one culture imposing its beliefs on another, against their will. It's actually a little hard to watch as a sunshine maker holds a night person down and forcefully pours the liquid sunshine down the night person's throat. The sunshine makers are so sure that their ways are right and the night people's ways are wrong they don't hesitate for a moment to bomb them and eradicate their way of life.
I know a lot of old cartoons are problematic but this one just struck me as especially relevant right now.
This parade is actually from 1986, so the super8 film probably makes it look a lot cooler than it actually was. But also.... people were still using super 8 in 1986?! And what an injustice that Maleficent isn't in this parade.